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Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

... are pending at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is common and can lead to serious medical errors ... School of Medicine has found that hospital discharge summaries are grossly inadequate at documenting ... test results. The researchers analyzed the discharge summaries and found them deficient. Although ...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

... for communication about new medications and discharge planning. Consumer Reports' new ... nurse communication, room cleanliness, discharge information, attentiveness of hospital staff, ... such as communication about new medications, discharge planning, and staff attentiveness," he said. A ...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

... "Patients who have been enrolled in our enhanced discharge planning program over the last two years are ... plus other risk factors. Within 48 hours of discharge from the hospital, the patient receives a call ... is to ensure full implementation of the discharge plan, assist with coordinating community ...

GetWellNetwork Introduces Discharge Planning Tools in Latest Version of PatientLife System

... system includes tools focused on accelerating the discharge planning process and reducing average length of ... help patients prepare for discharge. Timely discharge has a direct financial impact on every hospital ... area." Active engagement of patients in discharge preparation leads to a more efficient process and ...

Saint Thomas Health Services Partners With Curaspan on Patient Flow Initiative Resulting in Estimated Savings of Nearly $6 Million

... began this redesign process and soon added the e discharge software. Eighteen months later, the system has ... Board the past four years. Additionally, e discharge leads its competitors in nearly every category ... which lead to the decision to implement e discharge were its interoperability with our core HIS ...

Diabetes Discharge Planning is this the latest Topic in Focus at the Diabetes Best Practices Website

... NJ (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- "Diabetes discharge planning is a national priority," says Dr. ... patient overcome them are integral to diabetes discharge planning. The discharge planning strategies of Dr. Cook and his ...

20 percent of hospitalized Medicare patients re-admitted to hospital within 30 days

... conditions should probably have been the focus of discharge planning in many cases. Overall, 73 percent of ... educate patients about self-care in the hospital discharge process; helping hospitals better understand ... in which patients are rehospitalized soon after discharge with no bill for a physician visit in between," ...

20 percent of hospitalized Medicare patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days

... conditions should probably have been the focus of discharge planning in many cases. Overall, 73 percent of ... educate patients about self-care in the hospital discharge process; helping hospitals better understand ... in which patients are rehospitalized soon after discharge with no bill for a physician visit in between," ...

Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study

... carried through hospitalization including discharge medications and follow-up." The ... medications studied. "Post discharge readmission and mortality has been shown to be a ... the mortality rate is lower one year after discharge in ACS patients demonstrates that they continued ...

Researchers design re-engineered hospital discharge program to reduce rehospitalization

... (BUSM) have designed a process to minimize discharge failures. The Re-Engineered discharge (RED) program reduces hospital utilization within 30 days of discharge by over 30 percent, by redesigning ...

Discharge Plan Cuts Hospital Readmissions, Patient Costs

... the effectiveness of the Re-Engineered Hospital discharge Program (RED), a multi-faceted program to educate ... patients between two and four days after hospital discharge to reinforce the medication plan and answer any ... not in the program), and 91 percent had their discharge information sent to their primary-care physician ...

PA Governor Rendell Announces $94 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure

... Bay watershed to help them comply with their own discharge limits for nitrogen and phosphorous. ... currently overload the system and result in the discharge of untreated sewage into the Ohio River. ... sewer separation project that will eliminate the discharge of untreated waste into the Ohio River during wet ...

With Depression, Vets Face Higher Suicide Risk

... depression revealed a spike in suicide risk after discharge from a psychiatric hospital and a relatively ... after treatment changes, and upon discharge from a psychiatric hospital. "The possibility ... risk is highest in the first 12 weeks after discharge from a psychiatric hospitalization calls into ...

INTEGRIS Health Selects Allscripts Care Management for Its 13 Hospitals

... deployment to all our hospitals and adding discharge planning to allow our case managers to connect ... who need further care." Allscripts discharge Planning and Utilization Management are key ... better manage our denials and appeals process, discharge planning, and prepare for the upcoming Medicare ...

Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought

... who analyzed birth certificates and hospital discharge data found the actual number of such deliveries ... as having no risk factors. Yet, in the hospital discharge data, nearly 90 percent of these women had a risk ... combined both birth certificate data and hospital discharge data, they found the rate of Caesareans with no ...

Joint Commission Report Shows Gains in Safety, Quality

... Other strong improvements included providing discharge instructions to heart failure patients (from 30.9 ... conditions. For example, hospitals provided discharge instructions to heart failure patients on average ... in the highest performing state, but provided discharge instructions 56.5 percent of the time in the ...

HealthSouth Reports Results for Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2008

... net operating revenues were driven by 9.3% higher discharge volumes quarter over quarter, offset slightly by lower revenue per discharge and lower outpatient and other revenues. Net ... in a decrease to its net patient revenue per discharge quarter over quarter. Decreased outpatient ...

Patient Placement Systems Selects Iatric Systems, Inc. to Deliver Interfaces for MEDITECH Healthcare Information Systems

... PtCT solutions." The Patient Placement discharge Referral System and Referral Management System ... replace manual paper-and-fax admissions and discharge referrals with a few simple mouse clicks, ... fast, efficient online healthcare software for discharge planning and patient admissions and referral ...

FDA Approves Nasacort AQ(R) Nasal Spray for Children Aged 2-5 years old

... sufficiently severe symptoms of nasal stuffiness, discharge and sneezing. Every morning, caregivers were ... symptoms of sneezing and nasal stuffiness, discharge and itching over the last 24 hours. Patients' ... of symptoms including sneezing, nasal stuffiness, discharge and itching (Total Nasal Symptom Score or ...

Heart attack not a death sentence

... of health status of patients five years after discharge from the ICU of Medical Clinic I, University ... to the ICU with cardiac arrest, 204 died prior to discharge from the hospital. Of the 150 remaining, 40 died ... health-related quality of life five years after discharge was only slightly lower than healthy controls of ...

Florida Physicians Press Sen. Martinez to Support Reform of Medicare Bidding Program after Hospital Discharge Problems Emerge

... across the country for physicians, hospital discharge planners, home medical equipment providers and ... multiple bid winners trying to coordinate the discharge of a single patient. If a patient requires a ... major delays and problems for my staff and the discharge coordinators at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in ...

Medicare Bidding Program Creates Major Problems for Physicians, Hospitals, and Beneficiaries Seeking Home Medical Equipment

... multiple bid winners trying to coordinate the discharge of a single patient. If a patient requires a ... major delays and problems for my staff and the discharge coordinators at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in ... increase the work for my staff and the hospital discharge planner and will result in a delay in ...

Evidence that stun guns may stimulate the heart

... groups of investigators found that a stun gun discharge can stimulate the heart depending on the location ... swine blood pressure was abruptly lost after discharge of a stun gun, and another study reported the ... Canada. Regarding arrhythmias long after the discharge of the stun gun, Dr. Nanthakumar, Dr. Paul Dorian ...

Several methods for enhancing the functioning of defibrillators in cases of heart attack

... and ventilations, followed by an electrical discharge on the patients chest (defibrillation) when the ... directly related to the immediacy with which the discharge is administered. The automatic external ... and enabling the administration of the discharge as soon as possible. The PhD, entitled ...

New Data Presented at ACAAI Informs on the Safety and Efficacy of Nasacort AQ Nasal Spray in a Trial of Children Aged 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis

... sufficiently severe symptoms of nasal stuffiness, discharge and sneezing. Also, all patients had to ... combined symptoms of sneezing, nasal stuffiness, discharge and itching (Total Symptom Score or TSS) measured ... usually accompanied by sneezing, watery nasal discharge and itching of the nose and eyes. This medical ...

Raleigh in National Study, Shows Survival to Hospital Discharge After Cardiac Arrest Doubles With Improved CPR and Impedance Threshold Device

... Groundbreaking study looks at hospital discharge rates in Raleigh and 6 ... the data showing a doubling of hospital discharge rates when the AHA's new CPR guidelines were ... an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD), the hospital discharge rates jumped from 7.9 percent to 15.7 percent, or ...

Cypress Creek in National Study, Shows Survival To Hospital Discharge After Cardiac Arrest Doubles with Improved CPR and Impedance Threshold Device

... Groundbreaking study looks at hospital discharge rates in Cypress Creek and ... the data showing a doubling of hospital discharge rates when the AHA's new CPR guidelines were ... an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD), the hospital discharge rates jumped from 7.9 percent to 15.7 percent, or ...

New study doubles survival to hospital discharge after cardiac arrest

... presented the data showing a doubling of hospital discharge rates when the AHAs new CPR guidelines were ... an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD), the hospital discharge rates went from 7.9 percent to 15.7 percent, or ... from this study, that survival to hospital discharge rates are doubled with this new approach, has ...

Anoka County in National Study, Shows Survival to Hospital Discharge After Cardiac Arrest Doubles with Improved CPR and Impedance Threshold Device

... Groundbreaking study looks at hospital discharge rates in seven cities MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6 ... an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD), the hospital discharge rates jumped from 7.9 percent to 15.7 percent, or ... from this study, that survival to hospital discharge rates are doubled with this new approach, has ...

Study Released at AHA Shows Survival to Hospital Discharge After Cardiac Arrest Doubles With Improved CPR and Impedance Threshold Device

... Groundbreaking study looks at hospital discharge rates in seven cities, ... an impedance threshold device (ITD), the hospital discharge rates jumped from 7.9 percent to 15.7 percent, or ... from this study, that survival to hospital discharge rates are doubled with this new approach, has ...

HealthTek Software Solutions Licenses First DataBank's OrderView Med Knowledge Base(TM) to Streamline Medication Selection, Management and Reconciliation

... the physician's admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders at all transition points within a ... increments, and pediatric and discharge orders. The selections also provide translation to discharge prescriptions and patient instructions, a place ...

Algorithms to reanimate the heart

... arrest the rapid application of an electrical discharge with a defibrillator can avoid sudden death in ... it communicates whether or not an electric discharge is necessary, i.e. it will tell if, on applying ... signal cannot be analysed nor can an electric discharge be applied. So, until a study of the electric ...

Availability in Both Intravenous and Oral Formulation is a Leading Drug Attribute Surveyed Physicians Prefer for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the Hospital Setting

... oral and parenteral formulations can facilitate step-down therapy and discharge from the hospital to the outpatient setting. "Physicians prescribe a ... in particular, have become a popular choice for first-line, step-down and discharge therapy." The new report entitled Hospital Anti-Infectives Insight ...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

... The retrospective study identified 45 RA patients based on their hospital discharge diagnostic codes from a cohort of 6,661 participants of the ... were classified as having incident RA (n=33) if their first hospital discharge code occurred after periodontitis classification. The hazard ratio (HR) ...

New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families If They Are Not Happy With Their Long-Term Care

... the home or facility. 7.) Are you satisfied with the service or the discharge plan you or a loved one received from a hospital? Fact: You have ... if you are not satisfied with the service you are receiving, including discharge plans. If your issue is not resolved, you can file a complaint with the ...

Milliman Care Guidelines(R) Products Drive Efficiency Through Expanded Quality Tools

... patient education information for clinicians, and printable patient discharge handouts Annotated bibliographies, references, footnotes and ... recovery milestones and Quality Measures, promoting proactive care and discharge planning Evidence-based goal lengths of stay and other ...

TouchPointCare Introduces TPC Transition Home to Help Hospitals Reduce Unplanned Readmissions

... issues, rates health literacy, identifies family/caregivers, downloads discharge instructions, including current medications, and selects a follow-up ... their family/caregivers. This data centric yet personalized approach to discharge follow-up, pioneered by TouchPointCare, enables the hospital to extend ...

SCAI Releases Consensus Statement on Length of Stay Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

... and has left physicians without clear guidance as to when such early discharge is appropriate. To help guide physicians in making these decisions, the ... of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. "Decisions about when to discharge a patient should never be solely about cost or reimbursement, but about ...

BELLUS Health reports results for first quarter of fiscal 2009

... ability to continue as a going concern and thereby realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. The consolidated ... in the foreseeable future and will be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities and commitments in the ordinary course of business. These ...

Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts

... for the admissions orders in the hospital or, much more commonly, in the discharge orders, which is kind of appalling," Schnipper said. "These are errors ... do what in regard to medication reconciliation in hospital admission and discharge is really the biggest challenge organizations have," he said. In a ...
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